Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 43 3rd Ave.
From the outside, Metropolis looks like any other New York City thrift store, but the difference quickly becomes apparent when you start sifting through the racks. The selection's hand-picked and carefully curated, and on the top floor you can find anything from old Harley Davidson tees and leather motorcycle jackets, to vintage Prince shirts from the '80s. Downstairs you'll find unlimited combat boots and army gear, and although the items aren't cheap, Metropolis offers the authentic, original style that stores like Urban Outfitters try to replicate and label as vintage. Go here: All killer, no filler, the Real McCoy. -Jacob Moore